1. About the Conference

    Conference Updates

    #CIJSummer Conference
    14-16 July 2016
    Goldsmiths, University of London

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  2. Timetable 2015


    Plan your time at the Summer Conference. #CIJSummer

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  3. Class Information

    Class Information

    Detailed information about what you can expect at the 2015 CIJ Investigative Journalism Conference and Summer Conference.



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  4. Teachers and Speakers

    Teachers and Speakers

    Some of the world's best speakers and trainers are coming to the CIJ Summer Conference. #CIJSummer

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  5. Directions


    How to get to the CIJ Investigative Journalism Conference venue at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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  6. Previous Summer Schools

    Previous Summer Schools

    See our archive of videos and reviews from our previous Summer Schools.

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About the CIJ Summer Conference

Conference handouts and the first of the recorded sessions are now available.

NEXT CIJ Summer Conference 
Give us three days and we will change your world
14-16 July 2016
Professor Stuart Hall Building
Goldsmiths, University of London

The CIJ Investigative Journalism Summer Conference is the only event in the UK offering practical training in investigative skills. For journalists and others who wish to improve their knowledge, this intensive course showcases a wide variety of experts.

The topics covered in 2015: 

- New ways of doing investigative journalism
- Data journalism (formerly computer assisted reporting)
- Financial journalism, including tax evasion
- Libel and privacy law
- Advanced internet research and analysis
- Story-based inquiry with new hands-on classes
- Access to information laws, including FOIA
- WebDocs - Interactive storytelling and data visualisation

2015 Speakers: 

Andrew Jennings - Investigative Journalist and author of FOUL! The Secret world of FIFA: Bribes, Vote Rigging and Ticket Scandals
Charles Glass - author of Syria Burning: ISIS and the Death of the Arab Spring
Alexa O'Brien - Investigative Journalist who has provided an extensive archive of the only available transcripts of Chelsea Manning's closed trial.
Juliana Ruhfus - Senior Reporter for Al Jazeera's People and Power - Audience Choice speaker
Tom Burgis - Investigations Correspondent for The Financial Times and author of The Looting Machine
Heidi Blake - UK Investigations Editor, BuzzFeed News and co-author of The Ugly Game: The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup - Audience Choice speaker
Herve Falciani - the HSBC leaks whistleblower
James Oliver - Producer, BBC Panorama
David Leigh - former Investigations Editor at the Guardian
David Crawford - Pulitzer Prize finalist and Senior Reporter at CORRECT!V
Adam Cantwell-Corn and Alon Aviram of the media cooperative The Bristol Cable
Eliot Higgins - Social Media Investigator and founder of Bellingcat
Sandra Gaudenzi - interactive storytelling specialist and founder of IF Lab

Missed the summer conference? Here are some of the #CIJSummer's presentations and handouts




"Fantastic, inspiring, progressive, forward-thinking and very well organised." 
"Probably the best and most valuable event of my life. Quality programme, quality people, well organised."  
"The biggest disappointment was having to be in three places at once!"
"Absolutely brilliant and utterly inspiring." 
"Well worth the money!"



"Always something to learn. Great access to speakers. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable fellow delegates."

"A truly enlightening experience! Well worth the money!"

"Top class speakers."

"Inspiring, lots of great people to meet and start new projects with. Amazing speakers."

"I am coming away inspired and with new skills."

"Learnt so much in three days that I will need three months to go through the information."

"Would have been awful to miss such a fantastic opportunity. Though a first-timer, what I have learned in three days have set in an explosive manner."

"Gets better every year!"

"A truly enlightening experience! Well worth the money!"

"Exceeded all expectations!"

"The programme was superb. I'll be back!"



Bookings are now closed

The CIJ Summer Conference 2016 will take place on 14-16 July 2016.
Bookings will open in March 2016. 
Early bird discounts will be available. 

CIJ is a registered charity. We do not make profit on our events. All money raised is used to organise training and courses to benefit journalists and journalism. 

Thank you for attending #CIJSummer 2015 and supporting our work.